A global businessman and his company own an “Octavius Tower” trademark and have ordered Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip to stop using the mark.
Caesars, owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp., disputes the claims of ownership by Marcel July, and his company Octavius Tower LLC.
So much so, that Caesars sued July and his company last month in federal court in Las Vegas, alleging trademark fraud.
The lawsuit charges that two days after Caesars announced plans in July 2007 to build Octavius Tower, July registered website domain names using the Octavius Tower name and the Caesars name including octaviustower.com and caesarstower.com.
KXNT’s Robert Rytina digs deeper, in his three-part, exclusive interview with Marcel July:
In part two, hear Mr. July explain how this story goes beyond the Las Vegas Strip, to Wall Street, and beyond:
Finally, in part three, get the very latest on where the legal battle stands now:
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